Tokyo looks at legalising noisy children

City eyes exception to 45-decibel rule that hampers day care

BoJ stretches its inflation target

Being seen as evasive may do more harm to the central bank’s credibility than taking more time

Japan business lobby names female executive

Yoshida appointment comes amid Abe push for more women in workplace

Japan wage growth fastest in 15 years

Increase in basic salaries key to success of Abenomics

Donations scandal ensnares Japan leaders

Scandal threatens to slow down Abenomics growth programme

Corporates holding out against tax revolution

Smaller companies, which innovate and create jobs, carry an unfair share of the burden

US comments on Asia tensions anger Seoul

Politicians accuse American diplomat of ignorance on region’s history

Japanese banks: squeezed

Loan demand is unlikely to pick up quickly as companies could fund growth with cash reserves

Japan flirts with return to deflation

Core inflation drop to 0.2% may undermine credibility of Abenomics

Japan’s war record still resonates across region

Threat of tension as 70th anniversary nears

Abe war speech plan risks raising tension

PM signals focus on Japan’s peaceful postwar development

How addiction to debt came even to China

Huge increases in private sector credit preceded many crises

Shinzo Abe loses ally in TPP trade deal

Japan’s agricultural minister resigns over donations scandal

Humans pip robots, says Yaskawa chairman

Mechanical hands not developing as fast as computerised brains

Japan Display eyes boost from iPhone boom

Panel supplier looks to financing from Apple for planned $1.7bn plant

Japan wages: Manufacturing consent

As annual pay talks begin, Abe needs salaries to rise to boost the economy

Japan’s Fanuc robots show new logic

Pressure from Daniel Loeb and a changing business climate is forcing secretive company to adapt

Unbalanced hopes for the world economy

It is futile to ignore the reality that we have an integrated global system

Japan emerges from recession, but slowly

Growth falls short of forecasts as domestic demand remains weak in disappointing rebound

Japan affirms aim to raise consumption tax

Public finances in ‘extremely severe’ condition, warns finance minister